Harvard researchers devise a better way to look inside lungs

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Harvard researchers devise a better way to look inside lungs

By Phil McKenna, Boston Globe

July 24, 2006

Despite huge advances in imaging of the human body over the last 30 years, the inner workings of the lungs have remained a mystery. The inability to obtain sharp images has stalled the development of drugs to treat chronic bronchitis and asthma and made it hard to diagnose emphysema and other lung diseases before they become debilitating.

Now, two competing HarvardUniversity researchers think they're closing in on a solution.

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